Rare and Scare birds - 2001 to 2020
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Spotted Redshank, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
North Slob Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Co. Wexford. December 28th, 2009.
Greenshank left, Spotted Redshank right
Wood Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Crossfintan Point, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2019.
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Solitary Sandpiper, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. August 29th, 2008.
Rose-coloured Starling, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus)
Tacumshin Village, Co. Wexford. August 13th, 2005.
With European Starlings
Pectoral Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. August 24th, 2017.
Little Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 9th, 2016.
Two birds together
Common Redstart, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 15th, 2010.
Slavonian Grebe, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Broadmeadow Estuary, Co. Dublin. January 21st, 2007.
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Past Irish Rare Birds
Found on 1st June
Golden Oriole
Great Saltee Island, Co Wexford
Black Kite
Tarmon Hill, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo
Citrine Wagtail
Tacumshin Lake, Co Wexford
Whiskered Tern
Blennerville, Co Kerry
Two birds
Lesser Grey Shrike
Hook Head, Co Wexford
5th Irish Record
Ring-billed Gull
The Mullet, Co Mayo
4th Irish Record
White-winged Black Tern
River Suir, near Cahir, Co Tipperary
8th Irish Record. Probably the same bird observed on the River Suir near Thurles on 9th June
Newtownbarry, Co Wexford
5th Irish Record.
First WP Records
on 1st June:
Tufted Puffin
Laholmsbukten Bay, Lagoset, Halland, Sweden. 1st June, 1994.
Seen again on 8th June.
Haraldsson, M. 1995. Tofslunnefagel Fratercula cirrhata Lagans mynning 1 and 8 juni 1994. Var Fagelvarld 22 (Supplement): 152-153
Brown-headed Cowbird
Jomfruland Bird Observatory, Kragero, Telemark, Norway. 1st June, 1987.
Trapped, held captive and later died.
Bentz, P.G. 1989. Sjeldne fugler I Norge I 1987. Rapport fra Norsk sjeldenhetskomite for fugl (NSKF), NZF og NOF. Var Fuglefauna 12: 101-110
Elegant Tern
Banc d'Arguin, Gironde, France. 1st June, 1974.
One, sometimes two in a colony of Sandwich Terns. One returned almost annually to the same colony until 1985. Paired with a Sandwich Tern and raised hybrid young on several occasions.
Dubois, P.J. and CHN 1994. La Sterne elegante (Sterna elegans) en France. Ornithos 1-2: 74-79